Growing to 20 feet feet tall with a slightly wider spread, this fullmoon maple has a spherical growth habit and beautiful leaves, similar to those of Japanese maple, rounded with up to 11 sharply pointed lobes. It makes a magnificent specimen plant. Its flowers, which are tiny and purplish-red, are produced in April. Fall color is quite noteworthy, ranging from yellow to red. Fullmoon maple is a relative of the Japanese maple and has performed well in the harsh climate of northern Illinois. It prefers dappled light in average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. This is a beautiful small specimen tree. Its foliage is finely dissected and matures to emerald green.